Author: Dr. Huma Baqai
Number of pages: 8
Nuclear weapons have emerged as a major threat to mankind today. The new dimensions and dynamics of the nature of the conflict have made them even more potent. The emergence of conflict between state and non-state actors and defiant states… defiant to existing International Order and scheme of things see nuclear weapons as their only viable defense against the asymmetries of power that exist in the world today. They are seen as game changers. This particular dimension and their potential of destruction compel the responsible of the world to come up with safeguard mechanisms. Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) is an attempt in that direction. It would strengthen Nuclear Non-Proliferation norms by adding a binding international commitment to existing constraints on Nuclear weapons useable fissile material.